Harlingen man charged with robbing Stripes store

HARLINGEN — Police have arrested a man accused of holding up a Harlingen Stripes convenience store.

The robbery took place at 4:55 a.m. Tuesday at the Stripes located at 1560 N. 77 Sunshine Strip.

The clerk told them a man, later identified as Harlingen resident Scott Joseph Cuellar, 25, entered the store, pulled out a knife, demanded money and cigarettes.

The clerk said he feared for his safety and gave Cuellar the money from the register and cigarettes. Both totaled $60, police said. Cuellar then fled in a white Chevy Impala.

He was arrested hours later and charged with first degree felony for aggravated robbery. His bond set at $500,000.